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2013 Hyundai Equus


• 5.0-Liter, 429 Horsepower Engine and Eight-Speed Transmission

• New White Satin Exterior wîth Saddle Interior Color Combination

Hyundai's flagship Equus successfully competes wîth the best sedans in the world while adding a new level of customer experience to luxury car ownership. Since its introduction, Equus has briskly outpaced its sales and market share expectations. Equus features Hyundai's most powerful engine ever, the direct-injected 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine. This award-winning engine produces 429 horsepower and is mated to an in-house eight-speed transmission providing Equus drivers even more power and refinement. Building upon momentum from last year's extensive powertrain upgrades, a new White Satin exterior wîth Saddle interior addition to the color palette provides Equus buyers wîth yet another attractive selection for 2013.

•5.0-liter gasoline direct injection (GDI) Tau V8 engine
•Most powerful Hyundai engine ever wîth 429 horsepower
•In-house-developed eight-speed automatic transmission
•'TOP SAFETY PICK' by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
•New, White Satin exterior wîth Saddle interior color combination
•New Gran Premio Gray replaces Granite Gray (beginning Sept. production)

The 2013 Equus is powered by Hyundai's 5.0-liter Tau DOHC V8 engine, producing 429 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 376 lb-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm, wîth a higher specific output (85.8 hp/liter) than its normally-aspirated premium luxury competitors. The Tau V8 engine family was named to the prestigious Ward's Ten Best Engines list in 2011.

Vital Stats
Engine : 5.0 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 429 hp
Torque: 376 ft-lbs

8-speed Automatic
The 5.0-liter cylinder bore was increased from 92 mm to 96 mm for a total displacement of 5.0 liters (5,038cc). In addition to the large displacement, direct injection technology has been added. This high-pressure direct injection system (over 2,200 psi) dramatically increases power and torque while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Compression ratio has been increased from 10.4 to 11.5:1 for greater thermal efficiency and output. The Tau also receives a revised bed plate for improved block rigidity and lower NVH as well as camshaft carriers and a roller timing chain to improve valvetrain stability.

This V8 engine offers premium engine technology, including Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), a tuned variable induction system, and low-friction diamond-like coatings (DLC) on piston skirts, rings and tappets. With sophisticated octane sensors, this high-performance powerplant will run well on either regular or premium fuel, another benefit for Equus drivers. Even wîth these impressive power increases, fuel economy ratings are 15 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined.

The Tau 5.0-liter V8 engine is coupled wîth a Hyundai-developed eight-speed transmission wîth SHIFTRONIC® manual shift capability. The transmission adds two additional ratios to enhance acceleration, shifting smoothness, and transmission efficiency by more than six percent compared to the previous six-speed.

Equus is the third rear-wheel-drive product in Hyundai's lineup and boasts an excellent 52/48 front-to-rear weight distribution for exceptional handling and more refined §teering characteristics. Equus reduces interior noise levels and improves ride and handling wîth a stiff, lightweight body structure. The use of high-tensile steel in critical areas throughout the unibody provides Equus wîth significantly higher dynamic torsional rigidity and a lower body structure weight, despite having a spacious interior cabin.

Driving dynamics are a critical element in every luxury sedan, and the Equus offers first-rate ride and handling characteristics without traditional compromises. Equus' electronically-controlled air suspension tackles the wide variety of road surfaces drivers face every day. For drivers who enjoy a firm ride and more stability when cornering, there is a sport setting wîth additional body control. For drivers who wish their ride to be a little on the softer side, the normal setting offers more ride compliance.

In urban areas, the Equus is easy to maneuver and park, thanks to excellent §teering and its electronic rear backup parking assist feature. While the Equus is large, it doesn't feel over-sized or clumsy due to its 39.6 foot turning circle and variable-effort §teering system.

On winding country and mountain roads, Equus benefits from the precise wheel control delivered by its five-link front and rear suspension geometry. This geometry is maximized through Continuous Damping Control (CDC), which continually monitors road and driving dynamics and adjusts damping force accordingly. The standard 19-inch chrome alloy wheel and tire package wîth staggered width tires (P245/45R19 front P275/40R19 rear) offers excellent gripping power and precise control.

The design of Equus is handsome and pleasing to the eye. The rear-end treatment is progressive wîth bold taillights, strong shoulders and an overall look of precision. This look is accomplished through fully-integrated asymmetrical exhaust tips and rear LED turn signal indicators. The side silhouette is refined, wîth character lines that accent the rear fenders and a satin chrome side window daylight opening finish. Úp front is a subtle horizontal radiator grille and well-proportioned headlamps wîth jeweled detailing. LED turn signals complement the HID headlamps along wîth an adaptive front lighting system. The lower air intakes are boldandaddto the positive reaction of the overalldesign. To assist in parking and navigating blind corners and alleys in urban driving, there is an optional forward-view cornering camera integrated into the grille.

The busy executive as well as the couple heading out on the town will feel right at home in the 2013 Equus due to abundant luxury touches and passenger comfort features. This ambience begins wîth superior quality materials and design layout. The leather upholstery, Microfiber suede headliner, natural wood trim and leather-wrapped French-stitched instrument panel showcase the richness of the Equus interior.

The seats are fully adjustable wîth plenty of width and support. Thermoelectric devices located in the seat backs and bottom cushions provide control for heating, cooling and humidity. There is ample leg and head room for drivers more than six-feet tall and a massaging driver seat. In fact, Equus has more leg, head and shoulder room in the front and rear seats than the Lexus LS460.
The driver's cockpit boasts an abundance of features and premium services. The Driver Information System (DIS) provides navigation, XM Satellite Radio, HD Radio technology, hands-free Bluetooth phone system and much more.

Equus maintains Hyundai's emphasis on delivering leading safety technology, boasting world-class active and passive safety features to help prevent accidents, and maximize the well-being of its occupants in the event of a collision. Named a 2012 'TOP SAFETY PICK' by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Equus continues the Hyundai tradition of offering key safety technologies, wîth features such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), nine airbags, electronic active front head restraints, lane departure warning system and smart cruise control. Equus even has a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system that optimally manages ESC, the electronic parking brake, smart cruise control and the seatbelt tensioning system for optimal safety.

Equus' total of nine airbags include advanced dual front airbags, front and rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags, roof-mounted side curtain airbags for both front and rear outboard seat occupants and a driver's knee airbag.

Hyundai's lane departure warning system offers a warning light and chime after a one-second lane departure, and adds a haptic warning via the seatbelt after a three second lane departure. Smart cruise control automatically manages the Equus' speedthrough the brakingandthrottle systems to maintain a specified following distance selectedby thedriver. The electronic parkingbrake wîth automatic vehicle holdenables the parkingbrake to holdthe vehicle automatically when the vehicle stops, anddeactivates as soon as thegas pedal is pressed. Equus has an optional camera locatedon the frontgrille anda standardcamera on the reardecklid. These cameras helpdetect how close objects are when parking. Distance is indicated on the in-dash LCD monitor in rearview camera mode.

Equus is brought to a halt by large four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes wîth Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). The 14.2-inch front rotors have four-piston fixed calipers and the rear brakes feature 12.4-inch rotors wîth single floating piston calipers.

Equus is offered in two configurations, Equus Signature and Equus Últimate, both lavishly contented. Equus Signature features the 5.0-liter 429-horsepower Tau V8 engine, a 608-watt Lexicon® audio system wîth 17 speakers, electronically controlled air suspension wîth continuous damping control, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) wîth pre-collision warning, Smart Cruise Control, HID headlamps, front and rear parking assistance system wîth rearview camera, premium leather seating, Microfiber suede headliner, driver seat massage, heated and cooled front seats, wood and heated leather §teering wheel, and numerous other premium technologies and features.

The Equus Últimate adds features typically found only in low-volume special-order luxury sedans wîth six-figure price tags, including a forward-view parking and cornering camera, power trunk lid, reclining rear seats wîth powered headrests, cooled rear seats, passenger side rear seat massage and leg support, rear seat refrigerator and a rear seat entertainment system.

Equus offers a Lexicon-branded state-of-the-art audio system featuring LOGIC 7® technology. The Lexicon surround sound audio system includes a 13-channel digital amplifier and 17 speakers producing 608 watts of power in 7.1 discrete surround sound audio. Equus also offers the clarity of digital HD Radio technology, XM Satellite Radio and iPod®/ÚSB integration.

Hyundai will continue to offer its unique ownership experience for Equus customers, including tailored dealership showrooms, 'Your Time, Your Place' at-home vehicle demonstrations, valet service appointments and an interactive owner's manual for Apple iPad and Android tablet devices.

The sales and service experience for Equus is unlike any other in the , wîth a focus on the customer's time and convenience. Prospective buyers can participate in the 'Your Time, Your Place' valet test drive program, where a specially-trained Product Champion will deliver an Equus to their home or office for a personalized shopping experience.

When service is required, Equus owners benefit from 'At Your Service,' which includes a convenient online scheduling system via tablet, computer or smartphone for maintenance and service. An Equus owner can also choose to have their vehicle picked up at their home or business, wîth a complimentary loaner dropped off during the service period. Once service is completed, the owner again chooses the time and location for the vehicle to be delivered.

Equus offers four exterior color choices and three interior theme choices. For 2013, a new color combination, White Satin Pearl wîth Saddle interior, has been added to the color palette.

In addition, a new Gran Premio Gray exterior color will replace Granite Gray beginning wîth September production. Exterior colors are White Satin Pearl, Black Noir Pearl, Granite Gray/Gran Premio Gray and Platinum Metallic. Interior themes are Cashmere wîth genuine Birch Burl wood, Jet Black wîth genuine Walnut wood and Saddle wîth genuine Walnut wood.

•5.0L GDI DOHC Tau V8 engine
•Eight-speed automatic transmission wîth SHIFTRONIC®
•Electro-Hydraulic Power Steering (EHPS)
•Electronically Controlled Air Suspension wîth Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
•19-inch chrome alloy wheels wîth P245/45R19 (front) / P275/40R19 (rear) tires
•Four-wheel disc brakes wîth Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and EBD
•Electronic Stability Control (ESC) wîth TCS and Brake Assist
•Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system wîth pre-collision warning
•Nine airbags: Advanced dual front airbags, front and rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags, driver knee airbag, and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags
•Electronic active front head restraints wîth power controls
•Electronic seatbelt pretensioners
•Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
•Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
•Smart cruise control
•High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights wîth LED turn signal indicators
•Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS) wîth auto-leveling
•Fog lights and automatic headlights
•Front and rear parking assistance system wîth rearview camera
•Dual power-folding heated auto-dimming side mirrors wîth turn signal indicators and approach lamps
•Dual asymmetrical exhaust tips integrated wîth rear bumper
•Proximity key entry wîth push-button start
•Illuminated scuff plates, inside door handles and door armrest
•Premium leather seating surfaces and Microfiber suede headliner
•12-way power driver seat plus lumbar adjustment and 10-way power front passenger seat
•Driver seat massage system
•Heated and cooled front seats
•Heated, wood-trimmed and leather-wrapped §teering wheel
•Power tilt-and-telescopic §teering wheel
•Integrated Memory System (IMS) for driver-side seat, mirror and §teering wheel
•Leather-wrapped dash and real wood interior trim
•Electroluminescent cluster (Supervision) wîth 3.5-inch TFT LCD screen
•Electronic parking brake wîth automatic vehicle hold
•Power windows wîth auto-down/up
•Navigation system wîth DIS and multimedia controller
•608-watt Lexicon 7.1 Discrete surround-sound audio system wîth 17 speakers
•iPod/ÚSB and MP3 auxiliary input jacks and iPod connection cable
•XM® Satellite Radio and NavTraffic® wîth 90-day trial subscription
•Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
•Dual automatic temperature control wîth air quality system
•Windshield-wiper deicer, rain-sensing wipers and auto-defogging windshield wîth humidity sensor
•Electrochromic auto-dimming inside rearview mirror wîth HomeLink® and compass
•Acoustic laminated windshield, front and rear side windows
•Power tilt-and-slide glass sunroof
•60/40 power reclining and heated rear seats
•Power rear sunshade
•Luggage net
•Premium-grade floor mats
•Premium-grade trunk cargo mat
•First-aid kit

Equus Últimate adds or replaces:
•50/50 split rear seats (four-passenger seating) wîth reclining function
•First-class passenger-side rear seat wîth leg support and massage system
•Cooled rear seats
•Rear-seat entertainment system wîth eight-inch monitor
•Thermoelectric rear center console refrigerator
•Rear-seat power up/down head restraints wîth manual tilt
•Rear-seat illuminated vanity mirrors
•Power rear side-window sunshades
•Forward-view cornering camera
•Power trunk lid

Equus Últimate takes the luxury mandate of the Equus Signature and enhances it wîth a package of high-end amenities in this price class. In the rear, the power-adjustable right-side seat provides the passenger wîth a generous 84 degrees of leg support, wîth the capability to move the front passenger seat forward and out of the way for full leg extension.

Equus Últimate replaces the 60/40 rear seat of the Equus Signature wîth a 50/50 power reclining seating configuration. The passenger-side rear seatback of this 50/50 seat massages and vibrates wîth heat -- the perfect relaxation therapy for extended cruising. It is operated by its own remote control unit. Ample, first-class-style headrests also contain wings that can be adjusted for perfect comfort and support, ideal for napping or relaxation.

The rear seat experience in the Equus Últimate is further upgraded by an eight-inch LCD screen. This individual entertainment system will play DVDs for rear-seat passengers, as well as demonstrate audio features and report on HVAC status. The rear multimedia monitor can be controlled from the rear console, which also houses the remote control seat massage function. These controls activate the heated and cooled rear seats and the rear console refrigerator.

Other Equus Últimate features include rear-seat power up/down head restraints wîth manual tilt, rear-seat illuminated vanity mirrors, a forward-view cornering camera to help drivers navigate around tight corners, power rear side-window sunshades, and a power trunk lid.

Source - Hyundai


IntelliChoice and AutoPacific awarded the Hyundai Equus wîth the 2012 Motorist Choice Award in the Luxury Lifestyle and High Tech category. IntelliChoice and AutoPacific, both distinguished automotive research companies, annually recognize vehicles that deliver a compelling combination of high consumer satisfaction and lower-than-expected ownership cost over time.

'Hyundai has worked hard to create a vehicle that provides luxury car shoppers wîth tremendous value and amenities, and as winner in categories for Luxury Lifestyle and High Tech, demonstrates that they've surely succeeded in the mind's eye of the consumer,' said Dan Hall, vice president, AutoPacific.

Hyundai's flagship Equus successfully competes wîth the best sedans in the world, while adding a new level of customer experience to luxury car ownership. Since its introduction, Equus has outpaced its sales and market share expectations. The 2012 Equus features Hyundai's most powerful engine ever, the new direct injection 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine. The new engine produces 429 horsepower and is mated to a new in-house eight-speed transmission providing Equus drivers more power and refinement.

'With a host of standard features and innovative technology including Hyundai's most powerful engine, the 2012 Equus offers customers a perfect marriage of luxury and affordability,' said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. 'This recognition from IntelliChoice and AutoPacific is proof that our flagship sedan is a true competitor amongst the most sought out luxury sedans in the market.'

Source - Hyundai
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